Bette Davis (Great Stars) by David Thomson

By David Thomson

“She may glance demure whereas behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too substantial for her head, she used to be very remarkable, yet marginally beautiful and positively now not attractive . . . however it was once her aspect that made her memorable—her upstart superiority, her reluctance to fake deference to others.”
 
Bette Davis was once the commanding determine of the good period of Hollywood stardom, with a force and effort that positioned her contemporaries within the colour. She performed queens, jezebels, and bitches; she may well out-talk any male costar; she warred along with her studio, Warner Bros., labored like a demon, received via 4 husbands, used to be nominated for seven Oscars, and—no subject what—never gave up combating. this is often her tale.

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By David Thomson

“She may glance demure whereas behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too substantial for her head, she used to be very remarkable, yet marginally beautiful and positively now not attractive . . . however it was once her aspect that made her memorable—her upstart superiority, her reluctance to fake deference to others.”
 
Bette Davis was once the commanding determine of the good period of Hollywood stardom, with a force and effort that positioned her contemporaries within the colour. She performed queens, jezebels, and bitches; she may well out-talk any male costar; she warred along with her studio, Warner Bros., labored like a demon, received via 4 husbands, used to be nominated for seven Oscars, and—no subject what—never gave up combating. this is often her tale.

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